Information for Families

Brandeis Parents & Families

If you are looking for general Brandeis information directed toward family members, visit the Parents and Families website.

Brandeis families are invited to follow the Brandeis University Families Facebook page to receive campus news and announcements, and stay connected with Brandeis and fellow families.


Download the free mobile app from Guidebook for the most up-to-date information about DEIS Week (Orientation). You can also sort through the schedule by using different “tracks”: for first- year students, transfer students, commuter students, or parents and families.

Two ways to get the DEIS Week schedule on your phone:

  1. Go to, click on "Find Guide" and type in "DEIS Week"
  2. Go to the app store on your phone, search for "Guidebook" and download. Open the app and search for "DEIS Week."

August Orientation 2021

Move-In Day for International Students: Thursday, August 19, 2021
Move-In Day for Domestic Students: Sunday, August 22, 2021
Orientation Begins: Sunday, August 22, 2021

While in the Area

Our hometown of Waltham, Massachusetts is an exciting city full of shops, restaurants and necessities. The Student Service Bureau (SSB) is your go-to place for awesome on-campus services such as care packages, laundry service, microfridge rentals and more. There are many local resources in the Greater Boston area.

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